NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH — Pick up the money first, then the cards.
Never pay a winner with chips another player has just lost.
And “if it lays, it plays.” Do not let players touch their wagers once a deal begins.
These are cardinal rules of dealing blackjack, drilled into students in the inaugural class of the New England Casino Dealer Academy, a private school founded in the Emerald Square Mall by two Rhode Island entrepreneurs, Joe Tutalo and Michael Tassoni, to capitalize on the emerging Massachusetts casino industry.
Their students, such as 59-year-old retiree Stasia Peters of Attleboro, also hope to cash in on the industry, with jobs.
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